Explore Hverir Geothermal Field

Þjóðvegur, Iceland

based on 3 reviews


Route Type



Added by Matt Van Swol

Hverir is a high-temperature geothermal area with fumaroles and mud pots that bubble to a temperature of over 200 degrees Celsius. 

Not far from one the more popular hot springs in North Iceland, the Hverir Geothermal Field is one of the most spectacular (and overlooked) places in all of Iceland. The fields consist of mud pots that bubble and produce high temperature steam from the extreme heat underneath being released into the air. 

If you are coming from the nature baths, drive 3km ahead and around the mountain in front of you, and Hverir will be on your right, you can't miss the steam. You're free to walk on any paths around the mud pots, but please please do not walk off the path. I would highly recommend bringing waterproof boots. If you just bring tennis shoes, they will most likely get stuck in the mud. If you want to capture the mud pots up close, I'd recommend bringing a waterproof camera just to be safe. 

Other than that, have fun exploring! Parking and entrance is completely free. It definitely feels like you're on another planet when you're walking around Hverir.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app


Easy Parking
Hot Springs

Explore Hverir Geothermal Field Reviews

You can definitely smell the sulfer! But worth a visit! The landscape is unworldly and you feel like you are on another planet!

The field is a landscape that is hard to describe, though simply unique to experience. Often overlooked by people (when we visited the place only a handful of other people were there), it is very impressive and makes you feel as if you are walking on another planet.

One of the most impressive hot springs in Iceland! Love it !

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Bathe in Myvatn Nature Baths

Hike Hverfjall and Dimmuborgir

Hike to Leirhnjúkur

Explore Viti Crater

Hike around Höfði

Hike up Vindbelgjarfjall